The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency is teaming up with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service to observe this week, February 3-7, as Severe Weather Awareness Week
in Georgia. The goal of the observance is to encourage families to learn emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather events that can (and do) happen. Each day has a different focus. Today (Monday, February 3rd) is Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day.
A memorial service for former Rome City Commissioner George Pullen has been planned for this Wednesday, February 5th at 11 am at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Pullen died of a stroke on Friday evening. He was 75.
When one thinks of Super Bowl XLVIII, the word ‘blowout’ may come to mind. The Seattle Seahawks clobbered Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the NFL’s biggest game of the year last night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford,
New Jersey. Seattle jumped on the board within the first 12 seconds and dominated the entire game. Denver scored their only points at the very end of the third quarter.
The Shorter University baseball team fell to Barry 8-7 in 10 innings yesterday afternoon in Miami Shores, Florida, allowing Barry to sweep the season opening series. The Hawks will play their first home game of the season on Wednesday as host
to Carson-Newman. First pitch is set for 2 pm at the Robert H.
Gas prices dropped slightly last week and are now more than 20 cents less than they were this time last year, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.
A mild weekend concluded with rain moving into the area, and that rain is expected to stick around through the first part of the work week, according to the National Weather Service. A 100 percent chance of rain has been forecast for today with highs in the upper 50s. New rainfall amounts of between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible.
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams dropped a pair of Southern Athletic Association matches with Millsaps at home yesterday afternoon.
The National Weather Service continues to warn the public about the dangers of black ice. A Special Weather Statement remains in effect related to black ice until further notice. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing between 10 am and noon today.